Review: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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Title: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Burr Steers
Starring: Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston
Runtime: 1 hr 47 mins

What It Is: Taking Jane Austen’s classic for a ride through the zombie movie this film, based on the novel of the same name has a simple premise. What if you took Pride and Prejudice and put it in a world where the zombie apocalypse has happened. England has been overtaken and Mr. Bennet (Charles Dance) wants to make sure his girls are ready to kill some undead first and foremost. Meanwhile, as the girls mature both Jane (Bella Heathcote) and Elizabeth (James) are finding themselves receiving attention from the gentlemen of England.

What We Think: This is a cinematic mess. From the stale acting to the lame PG-13 content seemingly holding it back. All in all, this is a movie that’s unforgivably bad. Lily James, who was a surprise for me in Cinderella tries so very hard to elevate the material, sadly she gets no help Steers. I can see where some people would be entertained by this. It is, in fact, stupid fun. It is not however what I care for, nor want to see. With that said I’d like to mention that As much as I adore Sam Riley for his cinematic portrayal of Ian Curtis it has been very bad since then.

Our Grade: D, Oh boy! This is void of reasons to be viewed. I am not going to recommend this film to anyone. Fans of Austen’s work will find it too silly and over the top. Meanwhile, zombie fans will be disappointed at the lack of blood and decent kills. Overall this is not an enjoyable film and Jack Huston overacts every direction but up. So let’s go ahead and skip this one, yeah.

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